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James provides funds and UK financial services regulatory advice. His funds work focuses on hedge funds but he can advise in relation to all types of fund structures including private equity, finance, real estate and true alternative funds. James is a specialist in the AIFMD.

James regularly advises on the structuring, establishment, operation and restructuring of investment funds. He has experience of a wide variety of fund structures (both open and closed-ended, including hybrid hedge-private equity funds and UCITS) established in a number of jurisdictions (both onshore and offshore).

James has advised on numerous fund launches for clients ranging from small start-ups to large, established fund managers. He regularly drafts and negotiates, and advises on the full range of fund-related documentation (including non-standard documentation such as side letters, managed accounts, remuneration deferral arrangements, performance fee wording etc.).

James regularly advises in relation to the UK regulatory regime, the AIFMD and other EU legislation, financial promotion rules, conduct of business issues and other aspects of the FCA Handbook.

James also advises investors on the legal issues relating to investments in funds.

London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds

Within: Hedge funds

Stephenson Harwood provides 'an overall excellent level of service'. Practice head James Tinworth  'thinks in a way that really adapts to each case, providing customised service that takes into account the broader commercial context' - he acted as European counsel on the launch of Atmosphere Capital and Atmosphere Energy Fund, including negotiating the shareholders agreement as well as handling EU regulation - he also advised Profision Shipping Capital Management on creating a Cayman-domiciled fund investing in forward freight agreements. Other highlights concern new manager spin-outs. Ravel Capital Management is another key client.

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